What are rail campers you might ask? These are the people that are actually willing to sit at the railing in the front all day in order to secure their spots for their desired headliner. Sounds a little crazy right? Indeed.
If you haven’t experienced this before, you’re probably thinking what’s the big deal? Let them party, right? Well, what makes rail camping terrible is the fact that they either sit or sometimes even stand with their backs to the stage. There’s no partying until their favorite artist is on, and it’s usually Bassnectar.
Bass artists Riot Ten and Space Jesus don’t seem to be very happy with the new trend. Check out their tweets below.
i don’t get why people camp out at the rail and literally just fucking stand there when everyone else in the crowd is going wild. not moving at all. go to the back and come back when u wanna go hard. someone else would gladly take that spot 🤦🏽♂️
— riot ten (@RiotTenMusic) February 24, 2018
camp at the festival not at the rail ❤ https://t.co/TSTmvPZQ3U
— SPOCKSTAR (@SpaceJesusBASS) February 28, 2018
Okeechobee Music Festival even chimed in on the subject vowing to clear it’s rails between sets!
the rail is cleared between sets. its only fair.
— Okeechobee (@okeechobeefest) February 6, 2018